Chelsea captain John Terry is delighted by the fact that some Blues youngsters are having their chance under Guus Hiddink:
“It’s great to see because Chelsea have come under criticism in the past for not bringing enough through,” Terry told reporters.
“But the manager’s showing that he’s got faith in the younger players. He’s rotating in some big games to give the young boys a chance, and more importantly for me they’ve come on and done great as well, which not only helps their cause but also the younger players as well because it gives them belief that within the Chelsea dressing room there is still hope for the academy.
“I watch all the games. I’ve watched the under-10s, 12s, 15s, the youth team, the reserve team, and we’re doing great. We’ve done great in the [UEFA] Youth League and we won it last year, so the quality is there within the academy.
“There’s been a lot of investment in the academy so not only do the players want to come through, the owner wants to see it as well. We’re slowly starting to see that.”
Chelsea will face PSG next Wednesday trying to comeback the 2-1 obtained at the Parc des Princes.
Terry is not sure to be fit for this crucial clash due to his hamstring injury, but Guus Hiddink revealed he will be tested tomorrow ( Monday) to see if he can get a chance:
“We’ve come back from worse results in the past,” he claimed.
“With it at 2-1 we still obviously have a great chance at home. Those nights at the Bridge are unbelievable, so let’s just how it’s another big night and we can progress.
“We went out to them last year but it’s not about revenge at all, it’s about progressing to the next stage of the competition and we have players who are hungry and have had a lot of disappointments in the competition that want to go further.
“It’s going to be a good game. They’re a good side as well, they showed that in the first leg, but hopefully we’ll have enough to go through.”